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Platja des Tancats
23 Sep 10:00 h.
Vigilance medium
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Platja des Tancats

Platja des Tancats is situated at 11 kilometres from Ciutadella, located between Platja des Bot and Punta ses Fontanelles. The beaches of es Bot and es Tancats belong to Cala Algaiarens.

This coastal area belongs to the impressive mountainous landscape of la Vall (3125 hectares), including la Falconera (207 metres high hill), thick pine trees, scrubland, agricultural land, lakes, system of dunes, spectacular cliffs and virgin beaches.
This coastal stretch and the interior of Tramuntana de Menorca belongs to the Zona de Especial Protección para las Aves by the European Union and Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès by the Parlament de les Illes Balears.

This isolated sea inlet is rectangular, quite big, it has vegetation in the surroundings, the beach is sandy and it is exposed to the winds from the northeast-north-northwest, a gentle breeze, calm water, a normal slope and it is very crowded by local visitors.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are excellent, if you avoid the dangerous rocks located in front of the beach. This bay is sheltered from the winds from the second and third quadrants and it is deep enough to anchor. Nevertheless you are recommended to only navigate along the north coast of Menorca if the sea is calm because it is very difficult to find a shelter from the strong wind in this area.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations. You will have to pay to leave your private car in the surroundings.

Bei bewachten Stränden sind die Anweisungen der Rettungsschwimmer sowie die Flaggensignale zu befolgen. Die Rote Flagge bedeutet absolutes Badeverbot wegen lebensgefährlicher Bedingungen. Die Gelbe Flagge mahnt zur Vorsicht, doch das Baden bleibt erlaubt. Die grüne Flagge zeigt an, dass das Baden erlaubt ist. Die orangene Flagge weist darauf hin, dass der Rettungsschwimmer abwesend ist. Bei unbewachten Stränden oder bei Abwesenheit der Rettungsschwimmer seien Sie bitte vorsichtig und vermeiden Sie unnötige Risiken beim Aufenthalt am Strand und beim Baden.
Um Hygiene und Sicherheit zu gewährleisten, untersagen die kommunalen Verordnungen den Zugang von Haustieren zu den Stränden.

When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.

For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.

Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Ciutadella
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Tourist Information - Menorca

  • Toilet
  • Rescue service
  • Litter bin
Today's swimming conditions (23/09/2020)
10:00 hours
Green flag
Opening service

Municipality information Ciutadella

The municipality of Ciutadella de Menorca is situated at the westernmost end of this island, and it is very important for its population, for the picturesque port and for being the bishop see. The name is given by the Christian king Alfons III d'Aragó with the conquest of Menorca. Ciutadella comes from the Latin word civitatella, from the diminutive of civitas. The former inhabitants used to call it Jamma, Iamo, Iamona, Municipium Flavium Iamontarum or medina Minurka. The organizer of the most important aspects of the menorcan life was king Jaume II de Mallorca. In 1301 he started to establish a defence system (cavalry) and parish (union) or the money. The 16th and 17th centuries were characterized by the violent Turkish pirate attacks. It used to be the capital until the English occupation (1708) which moved to Maó in 1722. The 19th century was a demographic, economic and cultural wake up, whereas since the 20th century until nowadays, the tourism is leading the economy, although the traditional handcraft of shoes and jewellery are still important.

Its cultural variety includes the festival of the patron saint, Sant Joan (on the 23rd and 24th o June), internationally known for the show with the riders and horses, and you should visit the old town, with narrow streets and particular buildings that preserve the presence of different civilizations that populated Ciutadella, the prehistoric vestiges, as well as the defence tower and other interesting places.
The municipality has 24 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    440 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    40 meters
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Evolution of swimming conditions

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